Outside Scholarships and Veterans Benefits

Outside Scholarships

Throughout the year, the financial aid office receives announcements from the legal community with scholarship opportunities. Below is the list of the current announcements. For more information on the individual scholarships, feel free to contact the agency directly.

2014 Animal Legal Defense Fund Advancement of Animal Law Scholarship

ALDF is now accepting applications for the 2014 Animal Legal Defense Fund Advancement of Animal Law Scholarships. They are open to members of active SALDF chapters who have shown an outstanding commitment to animal law and intend to work in the field after graduation. For more information, please see the application.

Deadline: April 18, 2014

Earl B. Gilliam Bar Scholarship

Beginning this year, Earl B. Gilliam will be giving a scholarship to cover full costs/tuition of bar prep course. This scholarship is available to any African American student who is graduating this spring and plans to take the July Bar exam or to an African American student who has already graduated and plans to take the July Bar exam. For more information, please see the application.

Deadline: April 30, 2014

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

For more information, please see the application.

Deadline: April 30, 2014

Michigan Auto Law Diversity Scholarship

As part of their commitment to diversity, Michigan Auto Law is pleased to sponsor an annual Scholarship Program to provide financial support to students who contribute to the diversity of the law school student body as they pursue their legal career.  Student must be currently enrolled in their first or second year of law school or accepted to a law school for the fall of 2014. For more information, please see the application.

Award: $2,000

Deadline: May 1, 2014

2014 Mike Eidson Scholarship

The Mike Eidson Scholarship Fund was established by the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers Caucus in 2008, in honor of AAJ Past President Mike Eidson, whose vision and generosity inspired it. The scholarship, traditionally given in the amount of $5,000, is awarded annually to a rising 3L (or rising 4L in a night program) female student who has demonstrated a commitment to a career as a plaintiffs’ lawyer or criminal defense lawyer, along with dedication to upholding and defending the principles of the Constitution, and to the concept of a fair trial, the adversary system, and a just result for the injured, the accused, and those whose rights are jeopardized. The application deadline is May 1, 2014 and the scholarship will be awarded at the AAJ Annual Convention, which will take place this year on July 27, 2014 in Baltimore. For more information, please see the application.

Award: $5,000

Deadline: May 1, 2014

2014 Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship

Lang, Richert & Patch is happy to announce the 2014 Frank H. Lang Merit Scholarship. Awarded annually, the scholarship is a grant towards payment of law school tuition. Application for the scholarship is open to both current and incoming law students who will be enrolled full or part-time during the 2014-15 academic year. Students who will graduate by June 1, 2014 are not eligible to apply. The scholarship will be awarded only to persons who graduated from a high school in the Central Valley of California. For more information, please see the application.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: May 1, 2014

Trial Advocacy Scholarship

For more information, please see the application.

Deadline: May 1, 2014

Richard D. Hailey AAJ Law Student Scholarships

For more information, please see the application.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: May 1, 2014

Leesfield Scholarship

For more information, please see the application.

Deadline: May 1, 2014

2014 Justice Pauline Davis Hanson Scholarship

As a tribute to the memory of the late Associate Justice Pauline Davis Hanson, Fresno County Women Lawyers has established this Scholarship to encourage and support outstanding academic achievement and commitment to service by women law students. The scholarship is an annual award to be presented to a current female law student for the following academic year. For more information about eligibility, please see the application.

Award: $2,000

Deadline: May 15, 2014

B. Davis Scholarship

For more information, please see the application.

Award: $1,000

Deadline: May 26, 2014

2014 WLA Scholarship Awards

For more information, please see the application.

Deadline: July 1, 2014

2014 Reiff and Bily Legal Scholarship

For more information, please see the application.

Deadline: July 1, 2014

Nadrich & Cohen Civil Justice Scholarship Fund

For more information, please see the application.

Deadline: August 1, 2014

Writing Competitions

Students can also win monetary prizes and a chance to be published through various writing competitions. Check the writing competitions web page for a list of opportunities.

Veterans Benefits

All School of Law programs are approved for veterans' benefits. Eligible students should contact their regional V.A. office.

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